On a Lent health kick? Science signals that occasional fasting works (Financial Times)

Financial Times featured a study by Min Wei and Valter Longo of the USC Leonard Davis School and colleagues that found anti-aging benefits by following a “fasting-mimicking diet” at regular intervals. The study found greater benefits for overweight or obese individuals if they repeated the diet more often, under observation by a dietitian or doctor. Men’s Health highlighted similar research on fasting that found it may reverse the effects of diabetes in the pancreas.